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Smith O’Brien
Gifford: They pass a statue of William Smith O'Brien at the intersection of Westmoreland and D'Olier streets. Formed the Irish Confederation in 1847. Attempted to raise the country during the famine in 1848. Found guilty of high treason after attacking a police garrison. His death sentence later commuted to penal servitude. Released in 1854, pardoned in 1856.